I used extra dry skin lotion from Equate. Also, there is this ointment that works really well, called Aquaphor. It's rather expensive, but surely does work. My son has eczema, and gets it so bad that he makes his head bleed by scratching it. If you LO is scratching his head, my thought is to use Selson Blue or dandruff shampoo. My son's Ped. gave us this advise, so don't worry. :)
That's really sweet of you to care for the elderly :D We need more people to do things like that. So many people get forgotten because they are different, those who are mentally handicapped, the elderly, PTSD victims.